I had set aside this weekend for a clean up of my place which looks like some mythical beast had ground down a ton of Saharan sand and huffed and puffed until it covered every surface. No, not sloth on my part – I had some minor work done, very minor, which has generated an inordinate amount of dust. However Friday came and went and the work wasn’t completed; Monday is now the new finishing date. It seemed pointless to do a massive round of cleaning only to have to do it all again forty-eight hours later, so this weekend was instead dedicated to doing as little as possible.
There was a Saturday visit to Urbun a favourite cafe for morning coffee (topped with charming latte art) and a scone with lashings of cream and jam. Afterwards as Cabinteely Park is almost next door to Urbun it was time for some exercise via a leisurely stroll around the park.
Then there was a quick trip to town to collect my new glasses. Normally I avoid bringing the car into the city centre because of the king’s ransom required to park on the city’s streets but as I was en route somewhere it made sense to drive. I parked up and paid for ninety minutes parking.
I squeezed a lot into that hour and a half: I collected my glasses, found a present, had a quick trawl through Brown Thomas (a Dublin department store) stopping in particular to admire the works of some talented young designers in the Create exhibition and I had time to have a unhurried look around the National Gallery’s shop on the way back to the car.
There was a look at a new garden centre in Monkstown in South Dublin, at least I think it’s new as I hadn’t spotted it before, called Howbert & Mays . I was rather taken by it and will return sometime soon.
So this weekend it was very much a case of eat, shop, walk, and be merry for tomorrow I dust and diet!